Striker who joined Real Sociedad in 2013 after spending the previous three years with Fiorentina, Neuchatel Xamax, Lecce and Novara. He debuted with the Swiss national team in 2013.
He began his professional career with Grasshopper in 2009 after coming up through the club's youth set-up.
He scored his first international goal on Jun 8, 2013 in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cyprus. He then scored his first World Cup goal in a group stage match against Ecuador on June 15, 2014.
He was born in Sursee, Switzerland.
He and right back Stephan Lichtsteiner became teammates on the Swiss national team.